Vivienne Bartley

Vivienne Bartley is the owner and director of Bodybalance Physiotherapy and has been a Chartered Physiotherapist for 20 years. She is passionate about health and wellbeing in general and has a special interest in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy having completed extensive further studies in the area. As well as Physiotherapy, she is a qualified Health Coach, NST Practitioner, Hypopressives Teacher and Pilates and Yoga Teacher.

She also treats all musculoskeletal conditions, particularly being interested in getting to the root of acute and chronic conditions. Having first qualified as a fitness instructor (National Certificate in Exercise and Fitness) she completed a Diploma in Physiology and Health Science from Carlow Institute of Technology, graduating with a distinction, giving her a background in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She then went on to complete her degree in Physiotherapy at Bradford University England. She is also a member of the Irish Society of Orthopaedic Medicine (ISOM).

Being a qualified Pilates and Yoga teacher, she likes to combine elements of Pilates and Yoga in all classes. Vivienne is also an accomplished sportswoman having represented Ireland internationally in soccer. She enjoys Crossfit and Weight lifting in her spare time.

As the Lead Physiotherapist she is passionate about all members of staff being supported to provide the best possible service and the team regularly attend further education courses as well as train with Vivienne Specifically.

Lindsay Carlon

Lindsay graduated from the University of Salford with BSc (Hons) in Sport Rehabilitation and is a member of BASRAT (British association of sports rehabilitators and trainers). Lindsay specialises in Musculoskeletal injuries and injury rehabilitation and aims to help clients move and perform optimally. Lindsay has a great interest in exercise and loves to incorporate exercise into her treatment. As a rehab therapist Lindsay strives to make patients feel fitter and stronger while helping to return to their sport or evening making them feel comfortable in a gym setting.

As part of her university experience Lindsay was lucky enough to work closely with professional and semi professional sports teams and learned a vast amount from her time with the teams. As well as working with teams Lindsay worked in the university of Salford sports injury clinic providing a combination of manual therapy and exercise prescription. Prior to going to Manchester, Lindsay also studied sports therapy at Cavan institute for two years.

Lindsay is also an accomplished Irish dancer, holding provincial, all Ireland and world medals. Lindsay danced for 15 years and is now finishing grades to become an Irish dancing teacher. Due to her background in competitive dancing she understands the stress, strain and injuries that can affect the body during physical activities.

To date Lindsay has completed her pilates teacher training and teaches classes here at Bodybalance. In class Lindsay likes to focus on the fundamentals of pilates so that all participants will be able to optimize their class experience.

Lindsay has worked closely with Vivienne during her time here at bodybalance. She has a keen interest in musculoskeletal conditions and their link with pelvic health issues. To start her pelvic health journey Lindsay will be expanding her scope of knowledge to become a MUMMY MOT practitioner.

Ciara Harkin

Ciara graduated from Teesside University with a BSc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (MISCP) and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Ciara has worked in the UK and gained valuable experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal and respiratory. Ciara has worked at Bodybalance since 2019 and works between both Navan & Cavan clinics.

Prior to completing her physiotherapy degree, Ciara studied an ITEC sports therapy course in Cavan Institute for 2 years where she gained experience in treating sports injuries. Ciara is passionate about musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the rehabilitation of sports injuries and works alongside many of her local GAA teams and Cavan senior hurling team providing pitch side first aid and pre & post-game assistance and provides rehabilitation plans for players to return to play.

Ciara is trained in needling, orthotics and is a qualified Pilates instructor. Ciara attends many outside of work training courses and is eager to progress her knowledge within physiotherapy and has a strong interest in acute & sporting injuries and developing her knowledge in Paediatrics.

Darren Murphy

Darren is a physical therapist and graduated from IPTAS (Irish Physical Therapy and Applied Science) in 2019. Since completing this course, he has also gone on to do a masters in Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy from NUIG. Previously to this, he has also completed a certificate in Strength and Conditioning from Setanta College.

He has a keen interest in sport and played rugby for Galwegians rugby club in Galway for close to 20 years. Therefore he has first hand understanding of how much stress sport can place the body under and also the impact injuries can have.

Along with his training in many manual therapy techniques, including dry needling, Darren believes that exercise can be a powerful tool in helping people both recover from and prevent injuries. As an exercise physiologist, he has the skills and knowledge to prescribe exercise to many special populations including those with chronic illnesses such as cardio vascular, pulmonary and cancer.

Cormac Clarke

Graduated from Athlone Institute of Technology with a BSc (Hons) in Athletic Therapy where he recently completed his thesis on investigating the use of manual therapy for acute ankle sprains by Physiotherapists and Athletic Therapists.

During his time in college, Cormac undertook placement in different set ups such as Athlone Town FC underage soccer and the A.I.T. Athletics team before completing his final year placement in Oxley Injury Clinic, where he assessed and treated a wide range of acute and
chronic musculoskeletal injuries.

Cormac is the Athletic Therapist for the Kildalkey Senior, Intermediate and Junior hurlers and is interacting with sports injuries on a regular basis. He also covers matches for Meath based Gaelic football clubs in his spare time.

He has a keen interest in prehab and rehab and is a big promoter of exercise for those suffering from injury. He also has a particular interest in functional rehab sessions which aims to help individuals return to optimal performance levels.

Cormac has been trained in manual therapy techniques such as mobilisations, muscle energy techniques and soft/deep tissue massage and has completed his CPD course in dry needling.

Padraig Mc Hale

Padraig graduated from Coventry University with a B.Sc in Physiotherapy and is a chartered physiotherapist and a member of the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapist and CORU. Since graduating in 2017, Padraig has worked in the UK and broad experience working within the NHS in both musculoskeletal primary and secondary care as well as the acute care setting.

Prior to completing his physiotherapy degree, Padraig also gained a B.Sc in Health Science and Physiotherapy in Sligo I.T. in 2014. He has also completed  ITEC Diplomas in Holistic Massage, Sports Massage and Reflexology. Padraig has a keen interest in Health promotion,  Physiotherapy and the Rehabilitation of sports injuries. During his time in the UK, he has also gained experience in Pitchside Physiotherapy working alongside Rugby League and Gaelic Football Teams.”

Valerie Devine

Valerie joined the Bodybalance team in 2016 and plays an important role as our Office Manager. Valerie has a long history of working in the service industry with the general public & holds qualifications in IT, Administration, and Human Resources.

Valerie prides herself on providing excellent customer service through professionalism, patience, a “people-first” attitude, client care, and confidentiality.

Valerie is responsible for all office procedures, she ensures the smooth operation of the Clinics with her robust knowledge of office management and efficient handling of client inquiries & consultations while overseeing all administrative duties.